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Continuous Rotary Extrusion Line Extrusion of Copper Profile

The customer

wallisA N Wallis & Co Ltd  is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of earthing, lightning protection, exothermic welding and surge protection products.


The need

wallis2Increasing demand and a need to maintain competitive advantage led A N Wallis to investigate alternative methods of production, where they then decided to bring the production of the copper and aluminium tapes in-house.

In order to maintain supply levels, it was important that the chosen system be quick to install and easy and efficient to maintain and run.

The solution

Meltech CRE worked closely with Wallis’ production teams to calculate necessary production levels in order to select the most appropriately sized machine for their required throughput and application.

MC400Following consultation, the MC260 was chosen: the CRE machines require only a simple tool change to allow the extrusion of aluminium wires and profiles. This means that the one machine can produce aluminium conductor, aluminium tubes, copper busbar, copper lightning conductor, brass shapes and wires.

The result

A N Wallis have been able to successfully bring the manufacture of aluminium and copper tapes in house, resulting in reduced cost, reduced WIP and faster delivery times for their customers.